The Best of Me

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All Music Guide - Jose F. Promis
The Best of Me collects nearly all of Maxi Priest's pre-1992 U.K. and U.S. singles, and results in a timeless, breezy, and thoroughly engaging album. Maxi Priest doesn't really tackle the heavy social themes that many of his reggae contemporaries do -- instead, he sings about love, life, and summertime (what, in other words, is known as "lovers rock"). Included here are nearly all of his U.K. hits, including "Strollin' On," "How Can We Ease the Pain," "Peace Throughout the World," and his cover of "Some Guys Have All the Luck," as well as his near-perfect version of Cat Stevens' "Wild World," which broke him to U.S. audiences, and his funky and immortal 1990 U.S. ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jose F. Promis
The Best of Me collects nearly all of Maxi Priest's pre-1992 U.K. and U.S. singles, and results in a timeless, breezy, and thoroughly engaging album. Maxi Priest doesn't really tackle the heavy social themes that many of his reggae contemporaries do -- instead, he sings about love, life, and summertime (what, in other words, is known as "lovers rock"). Included here are nearly all of his U.K. hits, including "Strollin' On," "How Can We Ease the Pain," "Peace Throughout the World," and his cover of "Some Guys Have All the Luck," as well as his near-perfect version of Cat Stevens' "Wild World," which broke him to U.S. audiences, and his funky and immortal 1990 U.S. chart-topper "Close to You." Also included is his hit duet with Shabba Ranks, "Housecall," in which Maxi Priest, with his honey-smooth vocals, completely steals the show, as well as his minor U.S. hit "Just a Little Bit Longer." This CD was released in 1991, after the phenomenal success of "Close to You" and its album Bona Fide, therefore, later hits such as "Groovin' in the Midnight," "That Girl" (with Shaggy), and his massive duet with Roberta Flack, "Set the Night to Music," don't appear. Until a later and complete hits package is assembled, The Best of Me, which also features great pictures, song lyrics, and detailed liner notes, more than fits the bill.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/29/1992
  • Label: Virgin Records Us
  • UPC: 077778625926
  • Catalog Number: 86259
  • Sales rank: 34,319

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Wild World (3:35)
  2. 2 In the Springtime (4:08)
  3. 3 Should I (3:33)
  4. 4 Close to You (5:29)
  5. 5 How Can We Ease the Pain? - Beres Hammond (5:11)
  6. 6 Let Me Know (3:33)
  7. 7 Housecall - Shabba Ranks (3:57)
  8. 8 Just a Little Bit Longer (3:37)
  9. 9 Caution (4:52)
  10. 10 Some Guys Have All the Luck (3:34)
  11. 11 I Know Love - Tiger (4:39)
  12. 12 Strollin' On (3:19)
  13. 13 Best of Me (3:08)
  14. 14 Crazy Love (4:36)
  15. 15 Woman in You (4:57)
  16. 16 Peace Throughout the World - Jazzie B. (3:59)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Maxi Priest Primary Artist
Shabba Ranks Track Performer
Tiger Track Performer
Beres Hammond Track Performer
Jazzie B. Track Performer
Barbara Snow Muted Trumpet
Technical Credits
Maxi Priest Composer, Producer, Remixing, Remastering
Bobby Konders Producer, Remixing, Remastering
Nacio Herb Brown Composer
Jazzie B. Producer
Phil Bodger Producer
Geoffrey Chung Producer, Contributor
Augustus "Gussie" Clarke Producer
Sly Dunbar Producer
John Gallen Remixing, Remastering
Angus Gaye Composer
Nellee Hooper Producer
Willie Lindo Producer
Jean-Paul "Bluey" Maunick Composer, Producer
Adam Moseley Producer
Carlton Ogilvie Producer, Remixing, Remastering
Paul Robinson Producer
T. Robinson Composer
Robbie Shakespeare Producer
R. Simpson Composer
B. Thompson Composer
Handel Tucker Producer
Drummie Zeb Producer
Jon B. Composer
Mikey Bennett Producer
Clifton Dillon Composer, Producer
Gordon Vicary Mastering
Erskine Thompson Executive Producer
The Boilerhouse Boys Producer, Remixing
Rexton Gordon Composer
A. Scott Composer
Paul Robinson Producer
Michael Bennett Composer
A. Stocking Composer
K. Hayes Composer
Bill Hayes Composer
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